"No matter who you teach, how you teach, or what you teach, I highly recommend Hennessy Breath and Body Work Teacher Training and its founder, Ruth Williams Hennessy." -- Kathy Cowan, soprano; Voice Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University; Voice Faculty, Old Town School of Folk Music
These video clips illustrate the dramatic results that are common in Ruth's BodyWorkShops.
Rejoice Greatly -- BodyWorkShop© at a Classical Singer convention -- as the singer improves her posture and alignment, a very different sound emerges, with more color AND more flexibility.
Caro Nome -- [email protected] at Northwestern University's Career Week -- this clip is also known as the "Holy Crap" video, so named because an audience member exclaims those words as the singer's voice becomes deeper, more resonant, and more facile with increased core support and release of what Ruth calls "Front Corridor Tension."
For Conductors and Instrumentalists
Marimba -- [email protected] at VanderCook College of Music (Chicago) -- see the surprise on the percussionist's face when the sound of the marimba itself becomes richer and stronger, as Ruth helps him replace the excess tension in his shoulders and arms with core support.